WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 26 February 1999:
Photo: Top of GP-B Telescope where the electronics are placed.
SPACE VEHICLE HIGHLIGHT
All eighteen (16 flight units plus two flight spares) Relativity Mission (GP-B) Thruster Isolation Valves (TIVs) successfully completed their leak, burst pressure and three-axis random vibration acceptance testing. Each TIV will now be functionally tested in a thermal vacuum environment before being authorized for installation on the space vehicle.
Photo: LMMS engineer Mitch Skinner and Quality Assurance Representative Carla Barnes random vibration testing a Relativity Mission Thruster Isolation Valve (TIV) in LMMS Building 181.